Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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aggravate to make worse.
balm a soothing, healing ointment, often fragrant.
bleak bare, cold, or not protected from the weather.
bountiful willing to give plenty; generous.
cleave1 to adhere tightly; stick fast (usually followed by "to").
diva a renowned female opera singer; prima donna.
eclipse the blocking from view of the sun, a moon, or a planet by another heavenly body. In an eclipse of the sun, the sun is hidden from earth's view by the moon passing between the sun and the earth.
elementary having to do with the most basic or simplest parts of something.
impulse a sudden wish or desire that makes a person want to do something.
innovation a new idea, product, or way to do something.
notable worthy of special attention; remarkable.
percentage some part of a whole based on a total of one hundred parts.
policy1 a set of rules or a plan that is used as a guide for action.
scrounge to seek out and gather, especially by salvaging scraps (often followed by "up" or "together").
standardize to cause to conform to a model or rules.